e-flux Criticism and e-flux Agenda

e-flux Criticism and e-flux Agenda


Alexander Rodchenko, The Critic Osip Brik, 1924. The logo that seems to be reflected in the critic’s spectacles belongs to LEF, the influential avant-garde publication that Brik co-founded in 1923 with Vladimir Mayakovsky.

January 9, 2023
e-flux Criticism and e-flux Agenda

With the new year, e-flux welcomes e-flux Criticism and e-flux Agenda into the fold and onto its homepage. The transformation of these two branches of our growing family, previously known collectively as art-agenda, reflects a desire to integrate the manifold activities of e-flux and to develop links between them.

e-flux Criticism, previously art-agenda editorial, will function as the home of reviews on e-flux. Since it began publishing art criticism in 2010, the publication has built an invaluable archive of nearly 1,500 art reviews and features by writers around the world.

As the space for independent cultural criticism comes under ever greater threat, this feels like an apt time to expand the scope, ambition, and frequency of its program. The number of texts published each month will increase, with coverage of exhibitions supplemented by more reviews of books, films, and other forms intersecting with the expanding field of contemporary art.

The move will bring greater visibility to the platform, position it more clearly within the broader constellation of e-flux, and place criticism at the heart of e-flux’s diverse engagements.

e-flux Agenda, previously art-agenda Announcements, is the primary service through which galleries, independent art spaces, projects, and publications circulate their news, and an invaluable research resource for international art professionals.

Delivered by email newsletter to our expanding subscriber base, e-flux Agenda announcements are now visible on the e-flux website, which garners more than 6 million unique page views annually. This move increases the visibility of independent and regional programs by positioning them alongside e-flux announcements.

The move to support criticism as a central pillar of e-flux’s production also responds to the significant recent growth of art-agenda’s online readership. This gives us confidence that the audience for independent criticism is growing even as the number of established outlets for it dwindles, an increase matched by the demand for reliable, timely and freely accessible information on the most vital exhibitions, journals, projects, and programs happening around the world.

e-flux Criticism aspires to be the home for independent cultural criticism. e-flux Agenda will continue to be a primary tool for disseminating exhibitions and news to art industry professionals worldwide. In concert with the various branches of e-flux, the aim remains to set the agenda of contemporary cultural discourse and provide an unrivalled—and free—resource for our readers. 

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